Potter Stunt Double Feared Paralyzed In Set Blast

Stuntman plummets to ground while rehearsing flying scene
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2009 4:43 AM CST
Daniel Radcliffe brandishes a wand as he plays Harry Potter in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."    (AP Photo/Warner Bros.Pictures, Murray Close)
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(Newser) – Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter stunt double has been seriously injured in an accident during the filming of the final boy-wizard movie, the Daily Mirror reports. The 25-year-old man was rehearsing a flying sequence using a harness when an explosion sent him plummeting to the ground. He told colleagues he couldn't feel his legs and was rushed to the hospital. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the blast.